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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You are correct that they don't tell me about it, but their pilots do.

    Pilots ? You mean the drunks that you have met at your local bar ?


    Another Multi-Million Dollar Gift To U.S. Hospital from Billionaire Arab Ruler

    U.S. hospitals are the best of the best. When they're not getting medical care here, like Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, they're bestowing large sums of money. The ruler of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan granted $150 million to the MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is MD Anderson’s largest gift ever, and it will fund genetic research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as a building named in honor of the ruler’s father, the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care.


    This is the third gift in the past four years from the UAE. It also gave $150 million to the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, one of the largest to a pediatric hospital, to establish the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in 2009.
    In 2007, Sheikh Khalifa gave an undisclosed “major” sum to Johns Hopkins Medicine to help construct The Johns Hopkins Hospital new cardiovascular and critical care tower. Also named after Sheikh Khalifa’s father, it is one of two towers scheduled to open in early 2012, at a cost of $994 million.

    According to Forbes, Sheikh Khalifa’s fortune was down $3 billion last year to $15 billion, as a result of a 40% decline in oil export earnings.

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    A Palace Away From Home

    Fatina Salaheddine stood in the lobby of The Cleveland Clinic's Omni International Hotel, nervously waiting for the sheik's entourage to arrive.
    Not even a year out of college, the 22-year-old was about to serve as hostess for Middle Eastern royalty. It was fall 1999, and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan — president of the United Arab Emirates, ruler of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, whose $23 billion fortune makes him one of the world's richest men — had just arrived in town for a stay at The Cleveland Clinic. He was importing much of his government and royal entourage for the occasion.
    When the doors opened, dozens of men — advisers in suits, relatives in flowing white robes and headcloths — crowded into the lobby, trailing suitcases. The women entered through a back door, out of sight from the men, who were forbidden to see them indoors.
    "It felt like I was in 'A Thousand and One Arabian Nights,' " Salaheddine says.
    As organized as an army, with the politeness of diplomats, the entourage quietly lined up to wait for their rooms. Salaheddine passed out a list of cell-phone numbers so that everyone could stay in contact. Then the men filed off to their rooms, maneuvering past the dividers that separated their elevators from the women's.
    From 1998 to 2000, Salaheddine catered to the dozens of foreign VIP guests, many of them from the Middle East, who visited the Clinic each month for surgeries, tests and checkups. As guest-relations manager for the Omni International Hotel and the InterContinental Suite Hotel on the Clinic's campus, she was the greeter, guide, troubleshooter and confidante for members of the Saudi royal family, ambassadors, the prime minister of Lebanon, factory owners from Turkey and an Egyptian supreme court judge.
    "You could actually call me a major-league VIP concierge," she says.
    She greeted guests at Burke and Hopkins airports, showed them their hotel rooms and put limousines at their service. She took them shopping and out to dinner, dispatched their personal chefs to Middle Eastern grocery stores and had chocolates, flowers and fruit baskets sent to their rooms. She consoled their worried wives and children during their surgeries. She saw, up close, how the Clinic attracted millions of dollars for itself and for Cleveland: how its spacious suites and attentive service made its wealthy clients feel they were in a palace away from home.
    The daughter of Lebanese immigrants, Salaheddine grew up speaking fluent Arabic. Her father worked for a Middle Eastern airline and her mother's family used to travel across the Mediterranean on a yacht. Their Akron-born daughter has traveled across Europe and the Middle East, and dresses the part of an international sophisticate: her golden watch, earrings, necklace and rings gleam as perfect accents to her leopard-print blazer. She tells stories about the Clinic's VIPs with wide-eyed enthusiasm and confidence in her knowledge of Arab culture. A go-getter who headed the University of Akron's Lebanese club and put on local concerts by Lebanese singers, she says she landed the guest-relations job after interviewing for a translator position with the Clinic's international program.
    Her multicultural grace, striking beauty and disarming, chatty charm helped her put Middle Eastern guests at ease. A former college homecoming queen, she says male VIPs sometimes proposed marriage to her, while women offered to arrange marriages with their sons.
    Mostly, Salaheddine's job called for diplomacy and troubleshooting. Her first clients, a Saudi couple who flew into Burke on a private jet, called her their first night at a Clinic hotel. "I'm thinking it's a major emergency," she recalls. "It's 2 a.m. So I call back." It was the middle of Ramadan, the month when Muslims fast during the day, and the guests were still hungry. But they couldn't speak English, so they asked her to relay their order to the hotel worker at their door.
    When the Clinic's new InterContinental Suite Hotel opened in late 1999, Salaheddine had to make sure the top-floor VIP suite was equipped with satellite TV for the head of a Turkish TV station. He insisted on watching his channel's broadcast during his stay and sent over a satellite dish to ensure the hotel would be ready.
    Sometimes, she became a tour guide, taking guests to the Hard Rock Café and the Warehouse District's restaurants. Once, she arranged for a seven-course meal at the Ritz-Carlton for a Saudi sheik.
    She also set up shopping sprees, taking VIPs to Beachwood Place, which had the pricey brands they sought: Gucci, Versace, Chanel. Salaheddine even convinced mall management to close Beachwood Place to the public for two hours one day in September 1999 so that the entourage that followed the United Arab Emirates' president could shop in privacy. One princess bought loads of furniture for her new home in London. One of the president's wives swept through the jewelry departments, browsing through the display cases and buying up entire rows of pins. "You could see all the employees' mouths drop right open," Salaheddine recalls. "Everything was paid for in cash."
    She even watched out for her guests when no one else was looking.
    Sly limo and cab drivers, who knew some sheiks tipped with $100 bills, would hang out in the hotel bar, chat up the VIPs, then offer their services. Salaheddine shooed them away.
    Often, Salaheddine was there for people when they needed her most, offering comfort and consolation to families of ailing VIP patients. She'd sit and read the Koran or offer a gesture of support. "I felt like I had to be a therapist, speaking in Arabic, [saying], 'It's going to be OK.' "
    In summer 2000, Sheikh Zayed, the United Arab Emirates' president, returned to the Clinic for a kidney transplant. Salaheddine was escorted into his suite — a spacious, homey space, full of Persian rugs and draperies imported by the president's aides — where the weak and jaundiced president lay on the bed before his operation. She greeted him, walked up to his bed and sat down on its edge.
    "I had five advisers jump up at me, like, 'How dare you sit on [his] bed.' " But the sheik laughed and told her to sit.
    The sheik was watching a Middle Eastern TV channel that was rerunning a miniseries about a famous Arab singer. Salaheddine asked the sheik if he'd seen the series and he cracked up, surprised she knew about the singer.
    "When I had left that room, the one adviser who was the meanest person to me was the nicest person. He said to me, 'You know what? That was the first blush of color we've seen on [his] face since we arrived in America.' "
    Rich patients, especially Middle Easterners, have jetted to Cleveland for decades, seeking the best health care they can buy. Saudi Arabia's late king, Khalid ibn Abdul Aziz, visited the Clinic twice in the 1970s and underwent bypass surgery. The late King Hussein of Jordan came for a checkup once in the '80s.
    Foreign patients — especially the very rich — are a lucrative market for U.S. hospitals. They pay the full price for care, not the discounts health plans negotiate. The Clinic's 5,500 foreign patients made up 4 percent of its total patients but provided 10 to 12 percent of its revenue in 2001, or $45 to $50 million.
    The competition to attract such patients is fierce. Salaheddine says she often flew to Washington, D.C., for lunch or dinner with the medical attaches at Middle Eastern embassies, who set up stays at American hospitals for their countries' citizens. Every November, she says, the Clinic threw a reception in Washington for the embassy staffs — keeping up relations in the hope that the embassies would send more patients to Cleveland.
    Once here, VIP hospital patients are treated in furnished rooms on a special wing of the main hospital's seventh floor. Their families stay in the well-lit, luxurious rooms at the InterContinental Suite Hotel on the Clinic's campus. The top-floor suite resembles a penthouse apartment, Salaheddine says, with three bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room that looks out on the Cleveland skyline, and a big-screen TV that rises from the floor. (A second InterContinental Hotel, even more sumptuous, is scheduled to open at the Clinic in April.)
    Salaheddine made sure that all VIP guests had flowers and a personalized note greeting them in their hotel rooms. Chocolate truffles were arranged to spell out the word "welcome" in Arabic. Butlers, on call 24 hours a day, helped with room service and luggage.
    She also taught monthly classes for hotel workers about the dos and don'ts of serving Arab and Muslim guests. Don't vacuum their prayer rugs, she told them. Don't suggest pork when they're ordering dinner. Don't compliment them much on their jewelry, or they'll feel compelled to give it to you. And don't look the women in the head-to-toe coverings in the eye.
    Salaheddine says her contacts at the Clinic tell her the international program has suffered since the Sept. 11 attacks. "It's a ghost town," she says. The government has tightened visa restrictions on citizens of certain Arab countries, and Middle Easterners have become scared of American prejudice. (The Clinic would not discuss whether its foreign business has declined.)
    In 2000, Salaheddine left her old job to concentrate on her own businesses, her concert- and wedding-planning company and a new Arab-American newspaper, Al-Sahafa, which she publishes from an office on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland's Little Arabia. Most of her advertisers are Arab-American businesses she first got to know while showing Middle Eastern Clinic patients around town.
    Salaheddine knows the Clinic has a reputation in town for serving the elite. It's also a good community hospital, but the news about its efforts isn't getting out, she insists. So she's quick to note that the VIP visits benefit Cleveland's economy, since the sheiks and factory owners spend their money on hotels, restaurants and limo drivers, and at malls and Middle Eastern groceries. Sheikh Zayed quietly bought computers for a local school and has paid the hospital bills of some fellow Clinic patients, she adds.
    "Arabs bring such culture, and customs, and another way of life" to Cleveland, she says. "They love Western
    culture."

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    I'd like to go back to this:

    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    "If you lift up Khomeini's beard, you will find Made In England written under his chin." ~ The Shah of Iran
    Was Khomeini's Father A Brit?
    https://www.forbes.com/2009/10/08/ay...l#26909f1f1a53



    I'll go out on a limb and suggest a specific location where Khomeini would have been "Made In England"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Pilots ? You mean the drunks that you have met at your local bar ?
    Well there is one Aussie who flies for a Saudi prince who likes a beer (or 20). I think if his boss knew he'd be out on his ear, but he likes him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Ask your pilot friends.
    So you can't then.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    A Palace Away From Home
    Sorry, my poor English is not enough for reading the surely very interesting story.
    Am I here correct in the tread of papa Rouhani?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Sorry, my poor English is not enough for reading the surely very interesting story.
    Am I here correct in the tread of papa Rouhani?
    Your English is not enough to make any fucking sense, you dingbat.

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    Well fucking hell, who does that remind you of?

    I'm sure he's got some suitable "education" in mind for them, though.

    TEHRAN – Interior Ministry spokesman Salman Samani said on Monday that the majority of people who took part in recent protests across the country were not educated, and only a small number of students and university graduates took part in the protests.
    http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/4201...erior-Ministry

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So you can't then.


    Of course I could! But then you haven't learned anything
    I'll give you a hint, open up Google and type:
    best hospitals in the world
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    die besten krankenhäuser der welt

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    German politician files criminal complaint against Iranian Ayatollah for mass murder
    By Benjamin Weinthal
    January 8, 2018 18:16


    BERLIN – Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, considered to be a successor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, faces protests and possible criminal prosecutions in Germany for his widespread executions of Iranians, which took place while he was the country’s justice minister.

    German Green Party politician Volker Beck filed a criminal complaint on Sunday against Shahroudi, who is residing in a neurological treatment center in Hanover, where 200 demonstrators showed up Saturday to protest his presence. Beck said that Shahroudi’s mass murder activity could be prosecuted under German law covering crimes against humanity.

    The bastard
    Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi


    The Hospital:
    https://www.ini-hannover.de/en/home.html

    The director and his son:
    Professor M. Samii are internationally renowned for top class expertise in all areas of neurosurgical care.


    Prof. Dr. med. Amir Samii
    Vice President, Deputy Medical Director


    I don't think that I have to mention that they both got their education in the West.
    Daddy was born in Tehran, son in Germany.

    Last year an excact copy the INI Clinic was opened in Tehran



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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    die besten krankenhäuser der welt
    Die 10 Besten Krankenhäuser der Welt für Medizintouristen
    1. Asklepiosklinik Barmbek, Deutschland


    2. Clemenceau Medical Center, Libanon


    3. Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta, Indien


    4. Gleneagles Hospital, Singapur


    5. Prince Court Medical Center, Malaysia


    6. Shouldice HospitaL, Kanada


    7. The Specialty Hospital, Jordanien


    8. Samitivej HospitaL, Thailand


    9. Christus Muguerza Super Specialty Hospital, Mexiko


    10. Anadolu Medical Center, Türkei




    OK - what next then, Dr Mengele?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Of course I could! But then you haven't learned anything
    I'll give you a hint, open up Google and type:
    best hospitals in the world
    or
    die besten krankenhäuser der welt
    Fuck that shit you put up or shut up mein fraulein.


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    I fucking knew the Bumrungrad would be there.

    I wouldn't send Pseudopuss there to get his genital warts treated.




    Joshua Goldberg was admitted for the treatment of a swollen left leg and the loss of feeling and motion in that leg. On the day of his death, Joshua had been administered 20 drugs by Bumrungrad hospital, at least 6 of which are known by the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) to be contraindicated (causing adverse reactions). Some of the drugs administered to Joshua Goldberg were drugs to which he was known to have been allergic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post

    OK - what next then, Dr Mengele?
    Try checking into one of them to get your alcohol problem and mental disorder treated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    German politician files criminal complaint against Iranian Ayatollah for mass murder

    By Benjamin Weinthal
    January 8, 2018 18:16

    BERLIN – Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, considered to be a successor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, faces protests and possible criminal prosecutions in Germany for his widespread executions of Iranians, which took place while he was the country’s justice minister.

    German Green Party politician Volker Beck filed a criminal complaint on Sunday against Shahroudi, who is residing in a neurological treatment center in Hanover, where 200 demonstrators showed up Saturday to protest his presence. Beck said that Shahroudi’s mass murder activity could be prosecuted under German law covering crimes against humanity.
    “I filed a criminal complaint,” Beck told The Jerusalem Post. “Germany should not be a sanctuary for such people, who in their country persecute people for political or religious reasons and threaten them with death. The Iranian regime persecutes women who were raped, homosexuals, Baha’is, Kurds and atheists.”
    In a german interview the director of the clinic Professor M. Samii was asked why a criminal is being treated in his hospital. He said he didn't know who he was ??? Ohh boy, the Mengele's in this world never cease to exist.
    O.K. for his defense. He asked the reporter back: "How did this Mullah Bastard get a visa in the first place ?
    Its going to be interesting how these useless german politicians get out of this one.

    * Israel and the U.S. have to put more pressure on the Krauts ! They are the only ones who can save Germany from going down the drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I wouldn't send Pseudopuss there to get his genital warts treated.
    I don't have any. You might, mr Swinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Try checking into one of them to get your alcohol problem and mental disorder treated.

    Ahhh what's wrong, Herr Himmler? You not playing? All you germans are all the same - must be, because after all, all mooooslims are demented extremists according to you. So you are Dr Mengele and Himmler, no? Look - here is your Austrian hero.... you love him still... admit it.


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    More whackjob fairy tales.

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    Isn't.

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    There must be some crazy American Feminist behind this unlawfull action. Pseudo....please take over . We need clarification


    Iran’s Hijab-Waving Icon Reportedly Released, a 'Hero and a Symbol'

    Published January 29th, 2018 - 10:57 GMT via SyndiGate.info [1]

    An Iranian activist whose defiant protest and subsequent detention drew worldwide interest has reportedly been freed.


    by Rosie Alfatlawi
    An Iranian activist whose defiant protest and subsequent detention drew worldwide interest has reportedly been freed.
    The 31-year-old, named online as Vida Movahed, was filmed late last year resolutely waving her hijab on a stick in contravention of Iran’s compulsory head covering.
    After reports emerged of her disappearance, a hashtag demanding to know “where is she?” gained huge traction in Iran and further afield. The question was largely rhetorical — it was widely assumed she was being held by the authorities.
    Movahed, whose identity was not known at first, was labeled simply as the “girl of Enghelab Street,” in reference to the busy Tehran thoroughfare where she made her stand. Tens of thousands tweeted about her plight.
    On Sunday evening, social media was filled with news of her release.
    “Vida Movahed, the woman with the white shawl, has been freed, according to her friends who went to her house,” My Stealthy Freedom founder Masih Alinejad told her considerable Twitter and Facebook following.
    #VidaMovahed [2] the woman with the white shawl has been freed, according to her friends. #Where_Is_She [3] #WhiteWednesdays [4] pic.twitter.com/x0XcdXSAY7 [5]
    — masih alinejad (@AlinejadMasih) January 28, 2018 [6]
    Since 2014, Alinejad has encouraged Iranian women to post videos of themselves without hijab in public.
    It was in Alinejad’s “White Wednesday” protests that Movahed was reportedly participating when she was arrested on Dec. 27. Ironically, the very same day, Tehran police announced they would no longer detain violators of the strict Islamic dress code for women. Instead, they would be required to attend “Islamic values” classes.
    Despite this, according to prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, not only was Movahed immediately detained, she was later rearrested having been released.
    Sotoudeh, a former political prisoner herself, said in a statement on Facebook Sunday that the director of the prosecutor’s office had informed her of Movahed’s release.
    “I hope that she will not be harassed or abused by the judicial authorities because of a simple act that is considered her basic and natural right,” Sotoudeh wrote.
    “She did nothing to deserve prosecution.”
    Good News! According to the Iranian Human Rights Lawyer ; Nasrin Sotudeh, Vida Movahed has been released from prison yesterday and now is with her child & family again. Viva Freedom #IranProtests [7] #Where_Is_She [3] #زن_خیابان_انقلاب [8] https://t.co/GQazKSVLIs [9]
    — Maryam Faghih Imani (@Maryam_F_Imani) January 28, 2018 [10]
    Many expressed joy at the announcement, with @UncleTered tweeting: “if true, the best news I heard in the long time.”
    Oh how I hope this is true. I will never give up or forget her. She is a symbol and a hero. Please follow up with new pic. #Where_Is_She [3]. https://t.co/8h0PhWQoRE [11]
    — f riends understand (@pennyyork88) January 29, 2018 [12]
    Others tempered their celebrations by emphasizing that many others remain in custody after widespread demonstrations beginning late December.
    “Great news indeed but must not forget the plight of other protesters too. Hope Vida Movahed will not be arrested again,” commented Prashan Wijesundere on Facebook.
    Stefanie Rusche added: “Wonderful news. But too many people are still in prison.”
    One reformist lawmaker, Mahmoud Sadeghi, suggested that as many as 3,700 were arrested following the protests which centered largely around economic grievances. The authorities have themselves acknowledged hundreds of detentions.
    Movahed’s protest against obligatory wearing of the hijab, however, preceded the uprising, which was not directly about women’s rights concerns.
    Last week, Amnesty International demanded [13] her release, “renewing its calls on the Iranian authorities to end the persecution of women who speak out against compulsory veiling, and abolish this discriminatory and humiliating practice.”
    “This practice has violated women’s rights in Iran for decades,” the rights organization added in a statement on Jan. 24.
    While the news that Movahed is no longer detained cannot be confirmed, many expressed hope that she would now be able to return to her 19-month-old child. A picture of her and the toddler was shared widely on social media over the last week.
    Girl who protested compulsory hijab in #Iran [14] identified as 31-yr-old #VidaMovahed [2] mother of 19-month-old baby arrested after taking off #hijab [15] in public.Amnesty International calls for her release: https://t.co/i1831krHGk [16] #where_is_she [17]… by #BilanganFu [18] via @c0nvey [19] pic.twitter.com/JLGGtkUWUl [20]
    — justmine (@bihbihss) January 28, 2018 [21]
    Women in Iran have been required to cover their heads in public since the 1979 revolution. Many have defied that rule, facing arrest, prosecution and, in some cases, violence.

    https://www.albawaba.com/loop/iran%E...symbol-1081268

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    No doubt she has received the appropriate level of "retraining".

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Vida Movahed
    Just another example of the western war machine's press trying to create a faux hero that will rouse the morons into agreeing to a war with Iran. Nothing more, nothing less. When I see millions of media stories hyping up some Bengali in Paris wearing a full hijab as a protest, giving her a nice catchy nickname like the "Burqa Bengal Tiger - fighting for her right to wear whatever she damn well wants to" I might pay attention to some of these ruses.

    However, anyone who gets their panties in a bunch over shit like this is basically admitting they are a clueless moron.

    Ain't that right Harry?


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    Oh god, here we go again, "We're going to invade Iran!".



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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Just another example of the western war machine's press trying to create a faux hero that will rouse the morons into agreeing to a war with Iran.
    The West is going to start a war because of some dumb ass islamic hijabs.

    Now that's funny.

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